Healing and recovery from PTSD

Russia’s aggression against the Ukrainian people has been ongoing since 2014.

For the entire duration of the Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone and Joint Forces Operation, their participants were about 500,000 people.

In 2022, after the start of a full-scale war and taking into account mobilization, there were approximately 700,000 people in the ranks of the Armed Forces. Accordingly, the number of veterans will increase in the future.

According to the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health, from 20% to 40% of military personnel need psychological help.

What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder that can develop after a traumatic event. About 8% of men and 20% of women who have experienced traumatic events suffer from it. PTSD manifests at least four weeks after the traumatic event.

Main symptoms of PTSD

Irritation, depression, apathy and the feeling that there is danger around, sudden outbursts of traumatic memories – flashbacks, aggression towards loved ones, sleep disorders, problems with memory and the emotional sphere.

What shall I do?

If you experience symptoms of PTSD, you should see a mental health professional. You can also contact our organization.

There is no shame in contacting a psychologist. On the contrary, it is a manifestation of strength! A person’s psychological state is no less important than his physical state – it also significantly affects the quality of life.


The goal of the project

To help military personnel, veterans, and their families overcome the negative consequences of hostilities, to get rid of post-traumatic syndrome. Implement psychological rehabilitation and socialization of soldiers because this is the key to their successful return to a peaceful life.

Feeling heightened anxiety, anger, sadness, or restlessness during the war is a normal human brain response to stressful events. However, some military personnel who have participated in combat, been in a combat zone for a long time, and witnessed the death of fellow soldiers or civilians may develop PTSD.

Ignoring the problem can increase the number of veterans in the country who could not find themselves in a peaceful life because they were in the grip of post-traumatic disorders. It also entails an increase in crime and frequent suicides. According to statistics, more than 20% of non-combat deaths are suicides.

The “PTSD Therapy” project from the “UDoNation” foundation provides for:

  • creation of a rehabilitation program and search for already existing ones,
  • involvement of specialists,
  • coordination of military and veterans who want to undergo rehabilitation,
  • collection of funds for the rehabilitation of persons with symptoms of PTSD.

Soldiers who have returned from the front should know that they did not give up their health in vain while protecting the country and that they can rely on help and support.

The collection of financial support for the project implementation is temporarily suspended.